2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog

2023-2024 College Catalog

President Rusty Hunt

Volume 53

lenoircc.edu - 252.527.6223 

Vision Statement

Lenoir Community College connects hope to opportunity.

Mission Statement

The mission of Lenoir Community College is to meet the personal, cultural, and professional educational needs of our students through affordable, accessible, and innovative educational programs.


Through its policies, procedures, and daily operations in the fulfillment of its mission, Lenoir Community College exemplifies the following values:

  • Worth and dignity of diverse populations
  • Honesty, integrity, and excellence
  • Exemplary teaching and effective learning
  • Access and opportunity while maintaining quality
  • Skill preparation for employment
  • Collaborative approaches to decision-making
  • Community partnerships
  • Continuous growth and improvement for personal, cultural, and professional development
  • Unity in operating as one college in purpose, planning, priorities, and processes


Lenoir Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Lenoir Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Lenoir Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Other Accreditation

The Lenoir Community College Associate Degree in Applied Science Medical Assisting Program, the Associate Degree in Applied Science Polysomnography Program, the Diploma in Surgical Technology Program, the Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Science, and Continuing Education Paramedic programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP at 9355 - 113th Street, North, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; Telephone Number 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of these respective boards: the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606; Telephone Number 312-392-0155; www.maerb.org); the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG at 1711Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560; Telephone Number 252-626-3238; https://www.caahep.org/About-CAAHEP/Committees-on-Accreditation/Polysomnographic-Technology.aspx); the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; Telephone Number 303-694-9262; www.arcstsa.org); and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP at 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlette, TX 75088: Telephone Number 214-703-8445; www.coaemsp.org).

The Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2481. Lenoir Community College is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to offer the Associate Degree Nursing, the Practical Nursing, the LPN Refresher, and RN Refresher programs.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; Telephone Number 312-704-5300).

The Automotive Systems Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road, NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176; Telephone Number 703-699-6650).

The Computer-Integrated Machining Program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS, 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10 Fairfax, VA 22030).

The Cosmetology Program is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.

The Basic Law Enforcement Program (BLET) is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division as required under 12 NCAC 9c.0401c for a five-year period. 

Persons with Disabilities

Lenoir Community College is committed to making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If special assistance is needed, please contact the College’s Student Support and Accessibility Advisor (Americans with Disabilities Act) Counselor at: 252-527-6223, ext. 331.

Catalog Changes

The College reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, courses, fees, and matters of procedure announced in this publication.